The list is sorted most recent first. I went through the annotations in my dream diary from top to bottom, that's why. >>2604
You're right, I shouldn't have stated the free will thing as a fact, it's just my believe. On a side note, there are some interesting theories like sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140116085105.htm From what I remember back then I imagined it as receiving quantum randomness through microtubules to create a free will, as in not physically predictable by any means. I still hope as a physicist that there exist underlying laws which can explain the quantum randomness, like vacuum fluctuations, even if it would never be possible to know enough data to predict any such quantum random events (like nuclear decay).
- Remembering a dream - visual details vs. chain of events: I'm no artist, nor do I have the time to try to write down every little detail, if it was even possible to put images into words. Longer dreams already take more than 30 minutes to write down, which isn't something I can do every day. But even so, once I've written down the basic events which happened in my dream, I can remember most of the dream world without problems, especially smaller details or the visuals, landscape, ... I find this interesting, because of how easy it is to forget a dream right after sleep, but then how hard it is to forget once written down. In the end remembering a dream seems to me to be about connections. The hardest thing for me to remember and the fastest to forget is the order of events, i.e. what event lead to the next event. Sometimes I even do recall the dream as fully and as fast as possible directly after waking up, but even after doing this many times between waking up and writing it down, it can still happen, that I'm not fast enough with writing it down (as it can take 30 minutes), so that I end up with chunks which I can't sort into the chain of events. It's like puzzling. That's why I have many fillers like "Somehow I end up", "Some time later", ... in my dream log.
- Dream discrepancies: Sometimes it happens that I see something (or at least I remember seeing that something), but I think it to be some different. E.g. I think I'm in my hometown, but what I actually remember seeing at that moment of thought after waking up is the city I study in. Or I remember to be in the geography room, but what I actually saw at that moment was the art room. It's like the circuit for recognition isn't working fully while dreaming. It seems to work to some extent, though, because I don't remember an extreme case, like seeing a flower and thinking it a building.